Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
I find this verse poignant today. We, as Christians, have put our faith in the Lord by accepting Jesus as our Savior. We believe this is how we are redeemed. We believe that even in the OT, God was planning to send Jesus Christ. God keeps his promises, and we are redeemed through Christ. A fitting reminder in this Advent season.
Lord God, when I read about your relationship with Israel, sometimes it is confusing to me. But I know you love and take care of all of your creation. You have sent Jesus for me to follow, and I do this happily. Your grace is so precious, and is undeserved. Thank-you, Lord. Amen